FEF : NOW [ B-Otherside ]
Catalogue : B-Otherside / BSR095 / JMV004
Format : LP + Booklet
Condition : New
Country : Greece
Released : 2018
Genre : Folk, New Wave, Avant Garde
After a series of critically acclaimed commissioned work, group projects and feature interviews, comes the debut album Here by FEF, the audio and visual project of Greek artist and musician Aristomenis Theodoropoulos. Comprising seven works of candid, clouded folk music arranged and presented alongside seven paintings with elements of figurative art and symbolism, the album expands on the elusive point where personal experience and musical heritage intersect.
Revealing themselves gradually, sustained and swaying the tracks draw on mixed musical elements, from Greek traditional and Eastern music to Western minimalism and avant-grade, to form an evocative journey from the transformative Past to the self-actualising Now. A constellation of instruments, field recordings, plunderphonics and analog electronic soundscapes is humbly but meticulously orchestrated around a redemptive repetitive form. The result is a mesmerising, electrifying experience that swells between ethereal acoustic mindfulness and amplified psychedelic paroxysm. The record will come in 150 LP copies with a full-colour 16-page booklet including full lyrics and all seven paintings.